The state-appointed receiver who took over governing Central Falls, R.I., has appointed a “state receiver’s council” to take over from the elected City Council, state officials announced Tuesday.

“We were notified that we were no longer necessary,” City Council President William Benson Jr. said in an interview. Benson said he and other City Council members were informed on Monday that they had been relieved of their duties in a letter from the receiver, former Judge Mark Pfeiffer, and only learned of the unelected council from the media.

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